ALL THE ADVENTURES: 2016 travel roundup!

I have a billion things to do prior to flying to Portugal tomorrow morning, so obviously, I figured I would post my year-in-review before I peace out for the next two weeks. This has been quite the year, for so many reasons, not the least of which being ALL THE GRAND ADVENTURES I got to … More ALL THE ADVENTURES: 2016 travel roundup!

Hillwalking in Wicklow

The Irish morning was upon us, wet, windy, and spectacular. We donned our [somewhat inappropriate] runners, and headed out, nearly immediately soaked to the skin. Thankfully, boardwalks were lined with metal studs, which brilliantly allows you to walk on the wet wood without ruining yourself. This place was spectacular in every way. The rolling hills and … More Hillwalking in Wicklow

Beer & whiskey: Dublin’s essential liquids

We only had a limited time in Dublin, so decided to spend part of that learning about Dublin’s iconic drinks: Guinness and Jameson. First stop was the Guinness storehouse, which is a massive, 7-storey extravaganza dedicated to the brewing of this deep ruby-red elixir. While the exterior of the building maintains an old industrial vibe … More Beer & whiskey: Dublin’s essential liquids


Guess what, we are in DUBLIN! Leigh is on the Loose and we are ready to rumble! We started the tour with coffee (and tea for the Leigh). Dreamy! We wandered by the Dublin Castle to oogle this round tower, the only intact  medieval tower in Dublin. We also swung by the spectacular Christ Church Cathedral, which was … More Dublin